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Stories & More: Thursday mornings at 11:00

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join our “virtual” story hours beginning January 14, and enjoy some great stories, songs and all-around fun. Sessions will be hosted by Joanne “Yogi” Beare and Maryellen Paull, program coordinator. You can also pick up a take-home craft activity related to each week’s stories. Contact us for the Zoom meeting link, or for more information about the program.

Why We Cook – Lindsay Gardner & Abra Berens: March 8

Abra Berens returns, by popular demand, with an interview of fellow cook and author Lindsay Gardner. They’ll discuss Lindsay’s upcoming new book Why We Cook. The discussion will take place via Zoom on Monday, March 8 at 7:00 pmusing the same meeting link for Abra’s cooking demos in February.  Contact us for the meeting link if needed.  For recordings of Abra’s presentations, click here. All featured recipes from her February presentations are also available to download.

Evergreen Organics: March 25

Hemp is a remarkably versatile agricultural crop, utilized for centuries. After decades of restrictive and misinformed policies in the US, it’s poised for an equally remarkable comeback. Learn about this beneficial but misunderstood plant in an online presentation by local hemp growers Evergreen Organics on Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 pm. Their wide-ranging presentation will address the cultural and natural history of hemp, and it’s bright future, along with the importance of regenerative agriculture and preserving pollinator habitat. Contact us for the Zoom meeting link.

End of Life Conversations: Tuesday mornings in March

While many prefer to ignore or deny our mortality, a growing “good death” movement suggests that more openly discussing and preparing for the inevitable can actually help alleviate fears and help us live fuller lives. This series of weekly discussions will outline practical steps to help better prepare individuals and their loved ones for end-of-life decisions. Sessions will take place via Zoom on Tuesday mornings, from 10:00 -10:45 am.

March 2: Advance Care directives

March 9: Getting your affairs in order

March 16: Pre-planning your funeral

March 23. Obituary writing workshop

March 30: Book discussion – The Death Class: a true story about life by Erika Hayasaki.

The series will be lead by Elizabeth Bradfield, of Heartland Hospice Care. To register, contact the Leelanau Township Library at [email protected].

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables available in our collection.